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Conquering the Computer: Digital Literacy Acquisition among Vulnerable Adult Learners
Presentations and Publications
  • Jill Castek, Portland State University
  • Elizabeth Withers, Portland State University
  • Kimberly D. Pendell, Portland State University
  • Drew Pizzolato, Portland State University
  • Gloria Jacobs, Portland State University
  • Stephen Reder, Portland State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
3-24-2014
Subjects
  • Information literacy,
  • Computer-assisted instruction,
  • Digital divide -- United States -- Case studies
Abstract
This paper investigated the digital literacy acquisition process among vulnerable adults and describes how a tutor-facilitated learning environment helped these individuals bridge the digital divide. Data collected from six sites over the course of a year include field notes, learner and tutor interviews. Analyses involved an inductive coding procedure. As new patterns emerged, inductive procedures were used to revise the coding scheme in order to capture themes that emerged. Analysis provided insights into the challenges faced and how those challenges were addressed by learners, tutors, and the program.
Description

Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR.

The PowerPoint presentation is available below in the Additional Files section below

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14769
Citation Information
Castek, J., Withers, E., Pendell, K., Pizzolato, D., Jacobs, G., & Reder, S. (2014, March). Conquering the computer: Digital literacy acquisition among vulnerable adult learners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR.